Carpenter / Laborer
Carpenter/Laborers are responsible for implementing general maintenance, mechanical, and carpentry duties.
What responsibilities will I have?
- Unload, carry and stack material and place tool and equipment in position
- Clean for general maintenance
- Operate wheel loaders, forklifts, skid steers, and similar equipment
- Assist operations personnel, maintenance personnel and supervisors as needed
- Build or wooden fixtures used in buildings, using woodworking machines, carpenter's hand tools, and power tools.
- Select and order lumber and other required materials
- Assemble and fasten materials to make framework
- Read and interpret blue prints, assembly instructions and similar directions
- Work with and/or remove hazardous material
- Perform minor plumbing, welding and/or concrete mixing work
- Other manual duties as directed
What education and training is required?
A high school diploma with additional certifications depending on area of specialty is required.
To pursue a career as an Carpenter/Laborer:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, a focus on science, and mathematics.
Employed by food processing companies, meat processing companies, research firms, agronomic facilities, as well as environmental agencies.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
The future outlook for Carpenter/Laborers is projected to be good.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:
- International Association of Electrical
- National Electrical Contractors Association
- American Wood Council
- American Institute of Constructors
- National Association of Women in Construction